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deemery
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Posted - 11/01/2020 :  4:58:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I dug out a Marsh Creek HOn30 boxcar. No instructions (probably put them in the wrong box), and a few extra parts. I ended up making the undercarriage too deep, but I recovered by letting some undercarriage show and by adding external end sills and buffer blocks. Looks OK!


dave
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jbvb
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Posted - 11/01/2020 :  5:36:21 PM  Show Profile  Visit jbvb's Homepage  Reply with Quote
How long is that in scale feet?


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deemery
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Posted - 11/01/2020 :  8:01:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
20', I think.

Just needs final boxcar red paint, trucks and couplers.

dave


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railman28
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Posted - 11/03/2020 :  5:34:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It looks good. like the car shop didn't understand how to put the kit together or they built the box on top of a flatcar.

Bob


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deemery
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Posted - 11/03/2020 :  5:37:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm OK with #2 even if #1 is the more correct explanation.

I -have- seen cars where you could see some part of the undercarriage. But as a "one-of" on the narrow gauge, "built on top of a flatcar" would be appropriate. And I'm sticking to that story!

dave


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acousticco
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Posted - 11/08/2020 :  1:25:11 PM  Show Profile  Visit acousticco's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Looks great Dave,

West Side Lumber (I think) had some boxcars that rode on flats like that. Prototype for anything!

-Cody



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